Sure, Tom Brady has 27 playoff wins, 15 playoff appearances and five Super Bowl wins but that is just scratching the service of what he and Bill Belichick have been in the past two decades for the Patriots.
But here are just seven (of twenty-seven listed by USA Today) that will just blow your mind.
- Only four NFL franchises have as many playoff wins in their history as the 27 victories Tom Brady has in his career. (Pittsburgh, 36; Green Bay, 34; Dallas, 34; San Francisco, 30.) The Chicago Bears have been around since 1922 and the team has 17 postseason wins.
- Under Belichick and Brady, the Patriots have more playoff wins in 17 seasons than the Browns, Cardinals and Lions do in their 231 combined seasons of existence.
- Over the length of Brady's career, no division in football has more postseason wins or Super Bowl wins as the Patriots. Let that sink in: Take all four teams in every NFL division, add up their totals and not one division - not the four-team power of the NFC East or the top-heavy NFC West and AFC North - can best Brady and Belichick. Insane.
- In the last decade, Brady and the Patriots are 3-4 when trailing by 10+ points in the fourth quarter of a playoff game. The other 31 teams in the NFL have three such wins combined. Their overall record when trailing by 10+ in the fourth: 3-70.
- Brady has nine more playoff starts (36) than any other QB in history.
- Brady owns 11 Super Bowl records which he will almost certainly add to next Sunday in Minneapolis.
- There have been 47 quarterbacks taken in the first round since the 2000 draft. They have exactly as many Super Bowl touchdown passes as Brady does all by himself.
Source: USA Today